Winter Dyke

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A Winter Dyke or winterdyke or winter-dyke [1][2] is a Scots word for a clothes horse used in drying clothing indoors. The word "dyke" means a wall or a fence made without mortar that was occasionally used for hanging laundry in the summer months. Hence the winter dyke used specifically for the colder weather months.

  1. ^ "DYKE, DIKE, n. and v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Scot's Word of the Week - Archive page 1". Heriot-Watt Waves & Fields group.